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NSF Grant Funds Florida Tech Scientist to Explore Antarctic Sea for Predatory Crabs
September 21, 2009
Climate change is warming the waters of Antarctica and creating an environment for predatory crabs to return to an area they inhabited millions of years ago. Their return would disrupt Antarctica's primeval marine communities.
Florida Institute of Technology
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